Georgia State 2011-12 men’s basketball schedule

New Georgia State men’s basketball coach Ron Hunter will have a challenging 2011-12 schedule, which was released on Thursday.

The Panthers will play two teams that appeared in last year’s NCAA tournament, VCU and Old Dominion. The Panthers will visit the Rams on Jan. 4 and will host them on Jan. 28. They will host the Monarchs on Feb. 22.

Hunter was hired away from IUPUI after leading it to 254 victories in 17 seasons. The Panthers went 12-19 last season, including a 6-12 CAA record. Georgia State was 2-12 on the road.

The Panthers will open the season in Seattle with a game against Washington on Nov. 12. They will host McNeese State on Nov. 18 in the team’s home debut.

NOTE: I’m sitting down with Hunter next week and will get his thoughts on the schedule.

Date Opponent Time

Oct. 31 SOUTHERN POLY (Exh.) 7 p.m.

Nov. 5 OGLETHORPE (Exh.) 7 p.m.

Nov. 12 at Washington TBA

Nov. 13  vs. Portland TBA

Nov. 14 vs. Florida Atlantic TBA

Nov. 18 MCNEESE STATE 7 p.m.

Nov. 22 at Samford 7 p.m.

Nov. 26  LIBERTY 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 at South Carolina State 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1 FIU 7 p.m.

Dec. 3 WILLIAM & MARY* 2 p.m.

Dec. 10 RHODE ISLAND 2 p.m.

Dec. 17 at Utah Valley 9 p.m.

Dec. 22 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 7 p.m.

Jan. 2 DREXEL* 7 p.m.

Jan. 4 at VCU* TBA

Jan. 7 at George Mason* TBA

Jan. 11 UNC WILMINGTON* 7 p.m.

Jan. 14 TOWSON* 2 p.m.

Jan. 18 at Northeastern* 7 p.m.

Jan. 21 at Delaware* 2 p.m.

Jan. 23 JAMES MADISON* 7 p.m.

Jan. 25 at Drexel* TBA

Jan. 28 VCU* 2 p.m.

Feb. 1 at UNC Wilmington* 7 p.m.

Feb. 4 St Hofstra* TBA

Feb. 8 NORTHEASTERN* 7 p.m.

Feb. 11 DELAWARE* 2 p.m.

Feb. 14 at James Madison* TBA

Feb. 18 SEARS BRACKETBUSTERS TBA

Feb. 22  OLD DOMINION* 7 p.m.

Feb. 25 at William & Mary* 2 p.m.

Colonial Athletic Association Championship

Mar. 2-5  at Richmond Coliseum TBA

* Colonial Athletic Association games

Home games in caps

23 comments Add your comment

GSU

September 29th, 2011
1:33 pm

I really hope we can finish .500 or better. That would be a MAJOR improvement.

GSU4EVER

September 29th, 2011
1:57 pm

Uh, this schedule is a joke. If we don’t win 20 games this year, it will be a huge setback.

Itsmeagain

September 29th, 2011
3:04 pm

How is this a joke? It’s a CAA schedule.

GSU4EVER

September 29th, 2011
3:52 pm

Seems like you answered your question there.

Itsmeagain

September 29th, 2011
4:26 pm

Do you know anything about college basketball?

GSU

September 29th, 2011
4:31 pm

We are coming off six consecutive 19+ loss seasons. I’d be happy with .500 at this point.

gsu01

September 29th, 2011
7:31 pm

@GSU4EVER – We play in the best mid-major conference in the country. Try to get educated first before typing away next time.

AgentOrange

September 29th, 2011
8:17 pm

Can’t wait to see what Coach Hunter can do.

Mr. Beach Bum

September 29th, 2011
9:26 pm

With this schedule, the Panthers play 12 games against teams that appeared in the postseason last year. Three CAA teams made the NCAA Tournament (don’t forget George Mason), plus the Panthers open with Washington which made the round of 32. There are also a bunch of games against NIT teams. This is a very tough schedule and a .500 record would be great with the RPI it would bring. Anyone calling this an easy schedule knows nothing about college basketball.

Mr. Beach Bum

September 29th, 2011
9:27 pm

Heck, the first four games of the season are against teams that made the postseason!

Uncle Johnny

September 29th, 2011
9:56 pm

Unlike football– at least we still have reason to hope with basketball. Before you guys start crying about supporting the team — I think you will all concede they should be playing much better. Blah blah blah — at least be honest (like Mr. Beach bum– nice post)

Itsmeagain

September 30th, 2011
1:09 am

I still have plenty of hope left with football

GState08

September 30th, 2011
5:43 am

This will be a challenging schedule. I’m curious to see how the team stacks up against our opponents.

Pride

September 30th, 2011
7:44 am

With Cheryl Levick’s and the Athletics Association focus on major renovations to the basketball facility. This season is very important. Good luck Mr. Hunter. If you came to GSU because you thought the pressure would be easier to deal with… you thought wrong. I promise if you aren’t successful you will be removed.

GSUGrad06

September 30th, 2011
9:33 am

Whoa there Pride. The man hasn’t even coached 1 game here yet and you’re throwing out firing him if he doesn’t perform! That’s obvious but let’s see how he does before we start thinking negative. I think we’re going to drastic changes in how this team plays on the court. I have never been excited about GSU basketball season starting, I’m not even a real basketball fan, but I can’t wait for this season’s tip-off!

GStateBen

September 30th, 2011
11:05 am

I truly laugh at how a “joke schedule” comment can even be validated.

I’m excited to see the team this season in an up tempo exciting style. Our most successful teams scored in the high 70s and low 80s. This style is better for fans and recruits a like.

GSU4EVER

September 30th, 2011
1:37 pm

Our out of conference schedule include 2 SoCon teams, a HBCU team from the MEAC, a team in the Southland Conference, 2 Sun Belt teams, and us traveling to Utah to play Utah Valley (?).

It’s a joke. Our RPI will suffer.

TRB

September 30th, 2011
1:42 pm

So that’s why it stinks so bad on the GSU campus. Its Ron Hunter’s feet, not the savages that roam around.

TRB

September 30th, 2011
1:43 pm

Wear shoes Coach Hunter

Itsmeagain

September 30th, 2011
3:10 pm

Here we go. Only a true arse would critisize a man for actually doing something to help a charity

Itsmeagain

September 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

English

October 3rd, 2011
11:04 pm

@GSU4EVER – you are lost. GSU has been overscheduling the past 6 seasons and what has that done for us. I think the athletic department finally put together a great OOC for us to compete and not wipe out our season.
Washington & URI are great games.

PantherProwl

October 4th, 2011
12:45 pm

Weakest.
Schedule.
Ever.